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Hayley Sycamore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There will be transitions in your life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult to find a way forward. Counselling can support you to gain awareness of your needs and how to find balance in your life to support your overall well being.
There will be transitions in your life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult to find a way forward. Counselling can support you to gain awareness of your needs and how to find balance in your life to support your overall well being.
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Kate Stevenson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
It can be hard to talk about our struggles with family and friends, but not talking about the difficult stuff prevents us from being able to actively problem solve, which can leave us feeling stuck. Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential space, to untangle the worries and problems you are having, and find clarity to enable you to move forward in your life. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to unravel the difficulties you are having, enabling you to explore, heal and grow at your own pace.
It can be hard to talk about our struggles with family and friends, but not talking about the difficult stuff prevents us from being able to actively problem solve, which can leave us feeling stuck. Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential space, to untangle the worries and problems you are having, and find clarity to enable you to move forward in your life. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to unravel the difficulties you are having, enabling you to explore, heal and grow at your own pace.
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Cliodhna O Leary
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with 9 years experience supporting people with mental health difficulties in the NHS. My aim when supporting someone is to hear their story & help build an understanding of who they are & what they would like to work on. My hope is to provide a safe space for people to explore their difficulties and move towards their goals. If you would like to learn more about yourself, your experiences and why you think and feel the way you do, I would like to support you on this journey.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with 9 years experience supporting people with mental health difficulties in the NHS. My aim when supporting someone is to hear their story & help build an understanding of who they are & what they would like to work on. My hope is to provide a safe space for people to explore their difficulties and move towards their goals. If you would like to learn more about yourself, your experiences and why you think and feel the way you do, I would like to support you on this journey.
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Tori Dye
Verified Verified
Bespoke, neuro-affirming therapeutic support for neurodivergent young people. Support offered for unmasking, anxiety, school-based worries and low mood in a neuroaffirmative environment. I'm the parent of an autistic and PDA young person and have lived experience of the support needed by families. I am based in East Devon and can offer sessions online or in person.
Bespoke, neuro-affirming therapeutic support for neurodivergent young people. Support offered for unmasking, anxiety, school-based worries and low mood in a neuroaffirmative environment. I'm the parent of an autistic and PDA young person and have lived experience of the support needed by families. I am based in East Devon and can offer sessions online or in person.
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Hazel Maxwell-Payne
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consult
I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consult
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Christine Gregson-Watkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Low self esteem, anxiety, alcoholism, grief, marriage break up, loneliness, depression, worrying and body image are some of the many issues clients bring to my counselling space. Their past may be bothering them or they may have lost their zest or mojo. A desire for change and to have a balanced life, feeling more in control and resilient to the ups and downs of life are things I aim to help people work towards and gain.
Low self esteem, anxiety, alcoholism, grief, marriage break up, loneliness, depression, worrying and body image are some of the many issues clients bring to my counselling space. Their past may be bothering them or they may have lost their zest or mojo. A desire for change and to have a balanced life, feeling more in control and resilient to the ups and downs of life are things I aim to help people work towards and gain.
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Gavin Weir-Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
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John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
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Paula Bowen-Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
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Matt Ridley Counselling BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
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Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
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Jenny Liggins
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
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Jade Flowers
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
If you're currently navigating through anxiety, depression, anger management, the aftermath of a painful breakup, grief, trauma, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, or any other personal struggle, I want you to know that I'm here to offer my heartfelt support. It's completely understandable if you yearn for a profound change in your life—a transformation that encompasses your relationships, thoughts, and behaviours. While the path ahead may feel overwhelming, I want you to remember that together we can break down these challenges into smaller, more manageable pieces.
If you're currently navigating through anxiety, depression, anger management, the aftermath of a painful breakup, grief, trauma, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, or any other personal struggle, I want you to know that I'm here to offer my heartfelt support. It's completely understandable if you yearn for a profound change in your life—a transformation that encompasses your relationships, thoughts, and behaviours. While the path ahead may feel overwhelming, I want you to remember that together we can break down these challenges into smaller, more manageable pieces.
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Hannah Duncan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
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Photo of Jenny Marshall - Jenny Marshall, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jenny Marshall
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
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Gillian Mather
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
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Rachel Coles
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I have a particular interest & experience in working with Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating difficulties. As a Family Therapist, I have worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including using Attachment Narrative Therapy; working with attachment difficulties; depression; anxiety; self harm; emotional regulation; communication difficulties & trauma. I’m trained to work with individuals, couples & families across the age range. It’s a privilege to support & empower families & individuals in understanding their lives experiences, improving their relationships, mental health & well-being.
I have a particular interest & experience in working with Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating difficulties. As a Family Therapist, I have worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including using Attachment Narrative Therapy; working with attachment difficulties; depression; anxiety; self harm; emotional regulation; communication difficulties & trauma. I’m trained to work with individuals, couples & families across the age range. It’s a privilege to support & empower families & individuals in understanding their lives experiences, improving their relationships, mental health & well-being.
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Photo of Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
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Catia Cosme Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
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Jamie Gould
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EX8

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in EX8 who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Bereavement
79% Stress
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in EX8 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EX8?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.